Sidney Powell has proudly declared that her proclamations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election were fantastical, that “no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact.” Yesterday, Powell, attorney Lin Wood and other lawyers who attempted to challenge the results of the vote in Michigan learned exactly how much those bogus claims will cost them.
Michigan state officials, responding to federal District Judge Linda V. Parker’s August order, filed paperwork asking to be reimbursed by Powell, Wood and the others for $21,964.75 in costs they incurred in defending the legitimacy of the election results. In addition, the city of Detroit is seeking reimbursement of more than $182,000 in legal fees it expended in opposing Donald Trump’s attorneys’ illegitimate efforts to subvert the will of the voters.
That means that Powell, Wood and the others may have to pony up more than $200,000 collectively to make things right with the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit. Parker also has referred all of the attorneys involved to the state bar association for possible sanctions, including disbarment.
That’s not the end of the list of punishments – and the actions are not limited just to Michigan. The sanctioned attorneys were also required by Parker to undergo educational training in legal matters related to their case. Parker’s conclusion was that, rather than being based in legitimate concerns, the case that Powell helped bring in Michigan “was about undermining the People’s faith in our democracy and debasing the judicial process to do so.”
A hearing to apparently consider imposition of consequences against Powell recently was scheduled in Texas, where she is presently admitted to practice. That hearing is set for Nov. 4.